Intersolar Award 2018 For Krinner Solar
At this year Intersolar Europe in Munich awards were handed over to the top innovations of 2018 in Solar. Krinner Solar was awarded for its "CASÂ² computer-aided solar structure". Krinner Solar, Germany, got the award for a new installation process for PV systems using integrated hardware and software tools for the design and planning of large scale PV plants. The innovative solution was chosen as an important step towards the digitalization of the energy provided by solar. The award jury recognizes the solution as an important innovation for a new energy world. Krinner Solar is leading in the installation of solar parks in all soil classes with ultimate precision. The company does so by using screw foundations as well as machinery and robots that it has developed itself.
Michael Krinner, Chief Executive Officer, Krinner Solar: "We are very proud receiving this award. We have developed a new installation process with our Krinner Cloud software and our machines that reduces the time for installing large scale PV systems by 10 "“ 30 percent. An important step to reduce renewable energy costs further".
The full solution consists of a central database combining all collected data. This includes the digital design, development, and installation applications for all kinds of ground-screw-based solar structures in all soil types. Every step of planning, production and installation is reported online and documented in a central database, allowing specified reports to fulfill bank, insurance companies, and operator requirements. Mapping data created by drones and surveying robots are used to control the installation robots and vary the length of the screws, reducing steel consumption by 3 to 6 percent.
The product CASÂ² optimizes the highly precise manufacture of support systems for free-standing PV installations. After the 3D-based system design has been drawn up, individual and optimized plans are prepared for every PV project and the installation robots are controlled with pinpoint accuracy. The CASÂ² computer-aided solar structure is used long before the start of large PV projects crating a closed loop between planning, production schedule, delivery and installation.